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Ergo Baby Carrier

100% Positive Reviews


Pros: Comfortable, easy, dad-friendly, stylish

Cons: HOT in warm weather.

My husband and I are anti-"baby bucket."  Everyone these days seems to carry their baby around in a plastic bucket with a handle, holding her at shin height and putting her on the floor for convenience.  When I got pregnant, we swore we would never be "bucket people."  We didn't know it at the time, but we were destined to become Ergo people instead.


Need to get your baby to sleep?  Try the Ergo.

Need to get on and off a subway (translation: stairs!)?  Use your Ergo!

Want to get through a crowded store?  Ergo to the rescue!

Want a carrier your husband can figure out?  Ergo it is!

Need to just hug your baby, but still get things done and have free hands?  Yup, the Ergo.


Our only two issues:

Ho-lee-cow, does it get sweaty in there in the summer.  I guess that's why they have the "sport" edition now that has mesh on the back, but plan on under-dressing your baby in warmer conditions.

And, yikes, using the heart to heart insert is a two handed talent at first.  Juggling carrier, insert, and baby (esp as a sleepless new mom) is a feat.  BUT take heart, you'll figure it out.  We did!  Our two-day-old made a nice trek through Target in his Ergo with insert, no problem!

In fact, here's 6-week-old Elliot with dad cheering on a bike race.




Pros: easy to use, lightweight, for all sizes (w/ infant insert,) nice color

Cons: hard to sit in, although not impossible

without the ergo, i wouldnt have survived my first two months postpartum. i can chase my toddler while my newborn sleeps soundly, and with the infant insert, he stays snug and i can be sure that he is properly situated. my first son loves watching me wash the new baby in the sink, but it was impossible managing a baby in the sink and a toddler on a chair by the sink, so i tossed the toddler onto my back in the ergo while washing and then getting the new baby dressed. it was so easy :)


when i wear the ergo, i feel as if i am wearing nothing, and as scary as this sounds, i have occasionally forgotten that my son was in there! that is how normally i can go about my life. i only wish it was a little bit easier to sit in. the padding on the bottom makes me just a tad bit uncomfortable.


i reccomend this to everyone!


Pros: very supportive, easy on, great for toddlers

Cons: somewhat bulky when sitting or worn under a coat

I absolutely LOVE my Ergo, and if I had to choose only one carrier for a toddler, this would be it. We started using this when DD was about nine months old, and it really has made life easier.  She prefers a front carry (still, at 21 months), and this makes it easy to stay warm when it is cold out.  This is definitely one of the best baby purchases we made.  I agree with another reviewer that the waist padding is comfy but bulky, so it is not easy to sit comfortably with your LO in a front carry.  The straps are of the same weight, but they don't bother me.


I do think the price is a little high, but they are really well made, so I'm hoping mine will last through another child.  Overall an excellent buy.


Pros: Comfy

Cons: Infant insert didnt work

I had this carrier from day one. I used it until babe was 2 weeks and then it stoped working for us. Now that babe is 5 months and we dont need the infant insert this works great! Babe was really long so maybe that had something to do with it. It does take practice putting this thing on with babe in it. Great support!


Pros: Comfortable

Cons: Baby doesn't like to face me, not easy to put on back by myself

The ergo is not my favorite carrier because my child does not like to sit facing me. I also find it difficult to buckle the back buckle on my own.


Pros: Easy to nurse in

Cons: None

Best purchase ever, and I say so every day that I wear it.  I purchased this when my son was 4 months old.  It's easy to nurse in, easy to put baby in (even on the back).  My husband looks great in it.  I can't think of any reason why someone would purchase a brand other than Ergo.


Pros: doesn't strain my back

Cons: Would like some better patterns to choose from.

I actually do not own a Beco yet but I borrow one from a neighbor when we go on longer family hikes or if we are going out of town. It is soooo much more supportive and comfortable than my Moby or Bijorn. We have used it for our daughter that is 18 months and tall and skinny and she loves it and I have used it w/ our 1 month old a couple of times. Works great every time and very versatile. 


Pros: Comfortable, great support, weight range

I have two Ergo's and I love them! One is an original and one is a sport. The sport is great for warmer weather and the original is great for cooler weather. They both offer the same amazing support. I have walked for over an hour carrying my infant daughter in the original on my front and my 4 year old in the sport on my back, and it was great! I have also done a double hip carry with them as well and have loved the support! No need to worry about a sore back. I also love that Ergo offers their products on deal sites once in a while, can't say no to a half priced Ergo!


Pros: comfortable, good for heavier babies, front and back carry

Cons: short back/bad for tall babies, uncomfortable hip carry

I love my ergo. I bought it while still pregnant on the recommendation of a friend and I have been using it ever since. DD is 16 months now. My only problem is that she is really tall, so that back is a little short on her when I do back carries and she tends to lean back.


Pros: Everything about it is great!

Cons: hip carry not great if you have a bad neck

The Ergo carrier is my absolute favorite carrier! I purchased my first one after my son was born in 2007. I mainly purchased it because I liked the versatility of it and that it would go up to 35 to 40lbs in weight. I am very into multipurpose baby items so I didn't want to have to purchase a new carrier after a few months (money was very tight at the time) so anything that lasted longer worked for me. Little did I know how much use I'd get out of it. I had gotten a stroller for my baby shower and needless to say it collected a lot of dust. I barely used a stroller with my son I always went for my Ergo!. So comfortable so easy to use and once I got the hang of putting my son on my back by myself life was a breeze. I could go anywhere do anything I wanted to and he was happy as a clam because he was with mama. I like to be hands free and having to push a stroller was always such a bother to me and made life more difficult in my opinion.


Fast forward 2.5 years later and baby #2 arrives and I want to take both kids and dog for a walk. Well the stroller is out. dog + stroller= disaster! So I say to hubbie I need another carrier and was thinking of another Ergo but didn't know if I could use 2 at the same time so I decided to try another soft fabric wrap like carrier instead. Well I got it home and tried it out at home just to see how I'd like it. Hated it!!! So hubbie says You love the Ergo so much just get another one! So that is what I did!  I now go for walks with both kids in their carriers and people look at me like I'm nuts or super mom not sure which? But it works! Both kids are secure and mom and dog get some exercise. (side note the stroller has gotten more use with the second but very little at that. I still think its a stuff carrier as opposed to a baby holder)


I recommend the carrier to everyone I meet and don't know where I would be with out it! Easy to put on and take off even with a sleeping child. I had the original baby insert which I called a Taco shell and that made it so much easier to have a few week old baby in the carrier. I can't say anything negative about this carrier, OK two things, I'm not a fan of the hip carry position as you have to undo and redo buckles and tends to pull on my neck so that position does not work for me as I have a very sensitive neck. The second is that its hard in the Northeast to wear this with bulky winter clothes/jackets but otherwise I have no complaints with the design and use of it . It washes great, zip pouch is great holds an extra cloth diaper if necessary or wallet cell phone keys etc, straps are soft and don't cut in anywhere. Dad likes using it as well.


I'm not sure what I will do when my kids out grow them. :(


I think this is the must have carrier if you are going to get one and well worth the money spent on them.

Ergo Baby Carrier

ERGObaby Original CarrierThere is no better feeling than holding your baby close!Using the ERGObaby carrier gives you continuous connection, fabulous feeling of freedom, and security knowing your baby is safe.This is the all-in-one soft baby carrier, assisting you through all the stages of your baby's growth and moving from front to hip to back position easily.Parents tell us the ERGObaby carrier is the best of all the baby carriers on the market. It was designed by Karin Frost and has undergone

BindingBaby Product
FeatureQuarter inch high density neoprene foam in waist belt
LabelErgo Baby
List Price$105.00
ManufacturerErgo Baby
Product GroupBaby Product
Product Type NameBABY_PRODUCT
PublisherErgo Baby
StudioErgo Baby
TitleErgo Baby Carrier Black with Camel Lining
Height4 inches
Length12 inches
Weight1.76 pounds
Width10 inches
ColorBlack with Camel Lining
Maximum Weight Recommendation397
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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